December 03, 2021

Privateers Lose to Depleted Cajuns

Sophomore Tyson Jackson
UL Lafayette, playing down two starters, still dusted off New Orleans 80-67 at the Cajundome Friday night.

The Privateers (3-6) trailed 8-0 at the outset but fought back to within two after a Troy Green heave found the net at the halftime buzzer.  UNO briefly flashed ahead 49-48 for its only lead of the night before immediately surrendering a 10-0 ULL run, after which the host Cajuns never looked back.

Tyson Jackson had a remarkable night to share the lead in scoring with 17 points on 8-for-8 shooting.  Simeon Kirkland also bolstered the UNO inside attack with 17 points of his own.  Normally prolific Derek St. Hilaire was held in check with just 9 points on 2-for-11 shooting.

UNO will get a week off before heading to Utah State next Saturday night.